Trio released after firearm is recovered in quarry near Dungiven

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Detectives investigating violent dissident republican activity have released three men arrested in Dungiven and Eglinton pending reports to prosecutors.

A firearm was recovered during a search of a quarry outside Dungiven.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "Three males arrested in the Eglinton and Dungiven areas on Thursday night by Detectives from Serious Crime Branch, investigating violent dissident republican activity, have been released pending a report to the PPS in relation to the possession of a firearm.

"A firearm was recovered during a search of a quarry area on Dernaflaw Road in Dungiven."